Football Cookie Cups

Several Football Cookie Cups on a blue and white stripped napkin.

These Football Cookie Cups are a fun treat for any football-themed party or game day gathering. Made with a vanilla sugar cookie dough these cups are filled with a homemade frosting and decorated with football-shaped chocolate pieces.

10 mins
22 mins
18-20 Cookies
1 Package Krusteaz Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix
1/2 Cup Butter, softened, but not melted
1 Large egg
3/4 Cup Unsalted butter, slightly softened
2 Cups Powdered sugar
1 Tbsp Heavy whipping cream
1/2 Tsp Clear vanilla extract
Green food color gels
1/4 Cup Candy melts
16-18 Whole almonds

Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a mini muffin sheet with cooking spray. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine cookie mix, butter and egg and beat until well mixed.


Scoop 2 Tablespoons of cookie dough into each mini muffin cavity


Bake 12-14 minutes until the cookie dough is lightly golden brown. Allow the cookie cups to cool for 15-20 minutes. While the cookies are still warm, use the back of a measuring spoon to press into the center of each cookie to make a cup shape.


Remove cookie cups gently and allow to cool completely.


For Frosting: Cut the butter into 1 tablespoon-sized pieces and whip in a standing mixer 5-7 minutes, until the butter looks light in color. Add powdered sugar and mix on low speed until incorporated, then add heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract. Decrease speed to medium-high and beat for 3-5 minutes to whip additional air into the frosting. It should be light and airy

Add 2-3 drops of green food coloring into the frosting and stir until well combined.

Use a piping bag fitted with a tip 233, pipe the grass into each cookie cup.


For Decorations: Microwave candy melts in 20 second increments until they start to melt, stirring each time. Stir until completely smooth

In a piping bag fitted with a size 1 piping tip, pipe a thin line on the almonds to imitate a football. Allow the candy melt line to harden.

Change the piping tip to a size 3 to pipe the goal posts onto a piece of parchment paper. Allow the chocolate goal posts to harden and place them onto the cookie cups.

Store in an airtight container.


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